As a Christian and theologian, I enjoy analyzing different books in the Bible. One of the books I always find fascinating is Revelations 20, where God describes his plan for Satan. This book made me curious to learn more about the relationship between God and Satan. So, does Satan love God?
The Bible suggests that Satan does not love God since he works against His purposes and opposes his word, as explained in Matthew 13:19. Numerous scriptures speculate how Satan is always working against God, such as the story of him tempting Eve in the garden of Eden (Matthew 3: 1-7) The Bible also speculates that Satan does not love God since he blasphemes God and opposes his believers.
In this article, I invite you to join me as we examine whether Satan loves God. Keep reading to discover whether the Bible says God and Satan are friends and much more!
Is God working with Satan?
Since the Bible does not clearly state whether God is working with Satan, people have different views on this. Many Christians believe that Satan is working against God and not with God. They support this view by focusing on the story of Satan tempting Eve in Genesis 3:1-7. Though God had warned Adam and Eve from eating the forbidden fruit, Satan told Eve in verses 4 and 5 that if they ate the fruit, they would not die but would be like God, knowing good and evil.
Other people argue that there is a Bible story that could speculate that God sometimes works with Satan. This is the story of Job, where God permitted Satan to destroy Job. In Job 1:9-11, Satan accused Job of serving God only because he was rich. Satan believed that if he was to take away his servants, donkeys and camels, Job would curse God. Therefore, God permitted Satan to take away Job’s wealth but asked him not to touch his body (Job 1:12) Though this story suggests that Satan can only harm with the permission of God, it does not mean that God is working with Satan.
Does the Bible say God and Satan are friends?
Ezekiel 28: 11-19 suggests that before Satan sinned, he was God’s favorite servant. However, their relationship changed when Satan rebelled against God. Though Satan was once an exalted being, God cast him out of heaven and threw him to the earth after learning of his plan to overthrow him.
1st Peter 5:8 suggests that Satan is now an enemy of God. In this verse, Peter reminds us that as Christians, we should beware of the devil, who is an enemy and prey. Christians also argue that God cannot be friends with the enemy since he is unholy and evil. In Matthew 6:13, as Jesus taught his disciples how to pray, he told them to ask God to deliver them from evil. Christians believe that the evil that Jesus was talking about was Satan.
The Bible also suggests that God and Satan are no longer friends and that Satan is a powerful, cunning opponent. In Ephesians 6:11, Satan is described as a schemer, and Christians are advised to put on the armor of God so that they can stand against his schemes.
If God is love, does that mean He loves Satan?
Though God is love, numerous bible verses speculate that he doesn’t love Satan since he represents sin. For example, John 8:4 describes Satan as the father of lies and a murderer. Revelations 20 also speculates that God does not love Satan since he will destroy him. This verse talks about the future demise of Satan in hell.
Luke 8:12 also describes Satan as a thief who takes away the word of God from the hearts of believers so that they may no longer be saved. This verse speculates that since Satan works against God, God does not love him. Since Colossians 2:15 suggests that Jesus defeated Satan, God, his father, does not love him. This verse suggests that Jesus put Satan to open shame. Though God is love (1st John 4:16), the Bible suggests that he is a just God and will therefore judge Satan for his sins.
Is Satan God’s arch enemy?
The Bible suggests that Satan is God’s arch enemy for different reasons. For instance, Satan is believed to be God’s arch-enemy since he opposes believers. In 1st Thessalonians 2:18, Paul, the servant of God, blames Satan for blocking him from returning to God’s work.
Christians also believe that Satan is God’s arch enemy since he opposes Micheal, the archangel. While Micheal tries to protect God’s people, Satan opposes this, as speculated in Revelations 12:7 and Daniel 12:1.
Satan is also believed to be God’s arch enemy since he opposes God’s purpose. We can learn this from Mark 8:33, when Jesus rebuked Peter saying, Get behind me, Satan. According to Jesus, Satan was opposing God’s purpose since he did not have the concerns of God in mind.
Matthew 13:19 also suggests that Satan is God’s enemy since he opposes his word. This is because Satan snatches away the message about the kingdom from the heart of believers.
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